Last Updated on January 16, 2020
James Comey’s alleged leaking of classified material is under investigation by the Department of Justice, the New York Times confirms.
The New York Times reports: “Federal prosecutors in Washington are investigating a years-old leak of classified information about a Russian intelligence document, and they appear to be focusing on whether the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey illegally provided details to reporters, according to people familiar with the inquiry.”
New York Times reporter Adam Goldman attempts to downplay the revelation by calling the investigation “highly unusual and leaves law enforcement officials open to accusations of politicizing their work” in his partisan sub-hed. But the revelation is undeniably significant.
I reported on the details of Comey’s leaking in my expose on Operation Crossfire Hurricane. I reported that “a Cozen O’Connor partner who lives in the same apartment building as James Comey’s friend Daniel Richman — who leaked classified information to the press on Comey’s behalf — spoke with Richman during the period that Comey and the Fusion GPS team were trying to obtain FISA warrants on Trump Tower…
James Comey’s friend, Columbia University professor Daniel Richman, leaked classified information that Comey gave him. During this leaking period, Richman was apartment-building neighbors with a partner at the Cozen O’Connor law firm that strategized with Fusion GPS operative Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian plant who set up Don Jr. in Trump Tower. Veselnitskaya and Fusion GPS, led by Glenn Simpson, were part of John Brennan and Peter Strzok’s CIA-led “Operation Crossfire Hurricane” plot aimed at President Donald Trump and the Trump campaign.
“Yes, he is my neighbor,” Amy Wenzel, a partner at Cozen O’Connor, confirmed in a phone conversation…confirming that they spoke. They live near each other in a Brooklyn high-rise.”
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James Comey’s role in Operation Crossfire Hurricane is well-documented.
The Department of Justice previously raided Comey’s office after President Trump fired him as FBI director and found a white binder marked “CLINTON EMAILS” in Comey’s office safe. The FBI released evidence from that DOJ raid.
The "White Binder – CLINTON EMAILS" that Comey stashed in his office safe is on page 12 of these documents compiled by DOJ when they raided fired Comey's office…right next to "WMD Folder" and notes for a China triphttps://t.co/uSyNxmXALe
— Patrick Howley (@HowleyReporter) October 21, 2019
Comey happens to be very good friends with Robert Mueller, who was tasked with trying to find Russia collusion on Trump’s part in the Democrats’ first attempt to impeach the president. But even Mueller failed to find any.
“When I was deputy attorney general during those two years, I spoke to Bob Mueller nearly every day, and I watched as his remarkable combination of intellect and tenacity drove the FBI’s counterterrorism efforts. Because the director’s standards were so high, everybody’s work had to be better. His relentless probing, which was rooted in an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the enemy and our capabilities to respond to the enemy, rippled through the FBI and the rest of the national security community,” Comey gushed.